Emergency Surgery Workshop Davos 2011

Venue: Davos Congress Centre

Location: 7270 Davos Platz, Graubünden, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 10, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2011
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The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, the AO Foundation, the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery ESTES and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute HCRI Manchester are jointly organising a one-day workshop on Saturday, 10th December 2011, taking place back-to-back with the annual AO training courses in the Davos Congress Centre, Davos, Switzerland.

Workshop context: The humanitarian response to major catastrophes is often marred by duplication and fragmentation, resulting in insufficient provision of the victims with urgently needed resources and services. This is particularly critical when it comes to surgical care in mass disasters, both because the impact of surgical services on mortality requires rapid response, and because surgical teams are often difficult to recruit.

The workshop will demonstrate how to improve the quality of medical response, in particular by clarifying:

• efficient decision making in extremely stressful situations
• treatment of complicated limb fractures under emergency conditions
• questions about when and how amputation surgery is necessary

Special attention will be given to the long-term perspective, accountability, data collection, and reporting. Guidelines for Emergency Surgery shall result as an outcome of the workshop. Eminent experts from all over the world – all of them with extensive experience in disaster relief actions – will guarantee for a high-level event

Participation is recommended to: Representatives and delegates from medical institutions, the health sector, international medical response teams, UN and international agencies, NGOs, military and sanitary associations, EU and other government organisations. For detailed information about the workshop and online registration please visit http://riskacademy.grforum.org/pages_new.php/Emergency-Surgery-Workshop-...

Call for Posters: Participants interested in providing insight in their work and experience have the opportunity to present a poster. You are kindly invited to submit the title of your poster to madeleine.colbert@grforum.org. We are looking forward to your contribution.

For further information about the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos and the Emergency Surgery Workshop Davos 2011 please visit: http://www.grforum.org/


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Additional Information

Jointly organised by the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, the AO Foundation and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute HCRI, the workshop is open to all AO course participants and faculty members. Standard participation fee: 420 CHF Fee for members of collaborating organisations: 290 CHF